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Long-flower Bluebells - Mertensia longiflora


Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Plants with a tuberous root. Stems solitary, weak, ascending to erect, 5–15 cm. Herbage glabrous to spiculate. Leaves all cauline; blade oblong to obovate, 1–4 cm long without lateral veins. Flowers: calyx 4–6 mm long, divided to the base, glabrous to ciliate; corolla 14–20 mm long; tube glabrous within, 2 to 3 times as long as the limb; filaments attached at the fornices; style higher than the anthers. Nutlets ca. 2 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, MT south to CA, OR and ID (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 39

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Habitat
Vernally, often shallow soil of grasslands, cliffs, open forests; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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